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What constitutes a “relevant licensing body” for the purposes of satisfying the required notifications in standards 115.76, 115.77, 115.176, 115.177, 115.276, 115.277, 115.376, and 115.377?
A “relevant licensing body” is an entity (e.g., medical board, board of social work, board of mental health, bar association, etc.) that licenses an individual to conduct work in a specific profession.